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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for New Year's Eve to do a few walks and have a relaxing meal to get away from the hustle bustle and we received exactly that, perfect relaxation, you are greeted by a lovely eighteenth century building with Yorkshire stone floor and oak beams and a well stoked cast iron and stone fireplace in all downstairs bar areas...

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Last week, with family and friends, I visited this "ye olde England" inn - had heard about it (new owners; restoration, etc.), but not really motivated to go. On that cold, moist evening, on a 'why not?' basis, I succumbed: a happy surprise - for all of us who'd not been recently. There is a private courtyard [parking] but the...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We booked the whole of The Ancient Unicorn for a retreat for a cohort of dance companies/ producers/ other arts partners. We used it as a base for 3 days. Our hosts Andy and Lesley were extremely accommodating, organised and friendly. The rooms are very comfortable and contemporary, the bar great for post session R and R with its lovely...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with a group of six friends whilst we cycled across from coast to coast. The rooms where perfect and very bike friendly. Excellent shower which was great after a long day riding. We ate our evening meal in the pub which was busy with a good atmosphere. Breakfast was excellent. Good service and very friendly staff.

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Willaston
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed whilst on a few days business in the north east & teeside The Ancient Unicorn is in great location for travelling around this region - just off the A66 - beautiful scenery all around The hotel is warm & friendly with great food & lovely roaring fires The service is excellent & the rooms very comfortable So I...

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A must visit if you are in the area especially if it's cold and damp outside. Parking is in a courtyard alongside rooms or cottages to let. Peaceful and quiet but popular wigh the locals. Good fire. A range of seating areas in good old fashioned sized rooms. Food was excellent traditional pub food. Large portions and reasonably priced. Good...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd visit, had something different every time. Each occasion food lovely, but I must say the lamb cutlets I had were the best I've ever tasted. Lovely place, owners and staff very friendly and a bonus it's pet friendly. Lovely atmosphere with a open fires. Very reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.

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1Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Came here for lunch after visiting the Bowes museum. It is a few miles away but well worth the drive. This is a lovely old pub in a nice little village. The food was really good with very generous portions. We had haddock and chips and the fish was huge and very fresh. If you have a tastecard you can...

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Calverton,Nottingham. United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place was just perfect, the rooms were lovely, clean and spacious. The pub is welcoming and the food was delicious, I would highly recommend staying here. We were very pleased with the value for money and the log fire in the pub is always a nice touch.

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is not going to be everyones cup of tea but for us it was great. Plenty of room, great shower clean and tidy. We had a meal in the pub, this was very good food plenty to eat and chose from at a good pice. If you are looking for a bit of room to move, good food clean...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a coaching Inn based just off the A66 with 10 letting rooms (8 en suite located across the courtyard in the converted stable block). We are dog friendly and have a traditional bar food plus a lovely coffee shop and restaurant and a room to have meetings in. A warm welcome is found all day whether dropping in for breakfast, a quick coffee or a full meal, we look forward to meeting you ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ancient Unicorn

Address: Bowes, Barnard Castle, Bowes DL12 9HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Bowes
Price Range: €53 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We didn't stay overnight, but - if the service and ambiance of the pub and restaurant are carried throughout - the rooms would be a delight.”
 of 5 bubbles bunny13, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great rooms, good food good price”
 of 5 bubbles U3825FTjohnc, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms are in a converted stable block”
 of 5 bubbles Rory561, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stable conversion rooms are well furnished and quiet”
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“we called for Sunday lunch we did not stay”
 of 5 bubbles F5852WXandrewh, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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